Tag Archives: Self-organization

Emergent inequality and self-organized social classes in a network of power and frustration

We propose a simple agent-based model on a network to conceptualize the allocation of limited wealth among more abundant expectations at the interplay of power, frustration, and initiative. Concepts imported from the statistical physics of frustrated systems in and out … Continue reading

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Evolution as a self-organized critical phenomenon

We present a simple mathematical model of biological macroevolution. The model describes an ecology of adapting, interacting species. The environment of any given species is affected by other evolving species; hence, it is not constant in time. The ecology as … Continue reading

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How self-organization can guide evolution

Self-organization and natural selection are fundamental forces that shape the natural world. Substantial progress in understanding how these forces interact has been made through the study of abstract models. Further progress may be made by identifying a model system in … Continue reading

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Building Complex Life Through Self-Organization

Self-organization is a powerful innate feature of cells that can be fine-tuned but not over-engineered to create new tissues and organs. Cells are inherently conferred with the ability to self-organize into the tissues and organs comprising the human body. Self-organization … Continue reading

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Self-organization and Emergence in Life Sciences

The concept of self-organization takes a growing place in the evolution of  contemporary sciences. Coming from the second cybernetics, which developed in USA at the end of the 1950th, this concept had first implications in biological sciences in the context of the … Continue reading

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